Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Do You Believe In Angels?




Do You Believe in Angels?
Silly question, I know you do!
 
Last night I had a visit from one....
I was working when a customer came in to dine at the lodge.
He and I were the only one's there at the time. He told me he was from Ancorage, Alaska on his way down to Washington state to move to help with the care of his elderly father now.
He ate and then when he had finished dining he ask if he might bring his cello in and play a few Christmas carols.
By this time my husband, the owners, and another employee had come into the dining room.
The owner, not a Christian, begrudedly agreed to allow him to play and then quickly left.
 
It was all I could do to keep myself from sobbing when this very quiet, humble man began to play all of the beautiful Christmas carols.
 I felt like the Lord had sent him here just for me.
 
You see, working in this remote area has been especially hard for me during this Christmas season. There are no churches here, very limited TV access to good programing and my Internet is so limited  I haven't even heard any of the Christmas carols that we often take for granted during this holiday season.
 
I requested 'Carol of the Bells', just because it's a favourite of mine.
Soon, everyone had left and it was just him and myself again.
Is it any wonder that I felt that the Lord had sent him there just for me?
He played several traditional religious hymns-it was a transporting moment for me.
This man's lone recital felt like a gift from The Lord's very Throne Room.
 
While I was busy with other work, he very quietly packed up his instrument,
  and when I returned to the dining area he was gone.
I didn't even get to tell him how much his spontaneous concert had meant to me.
 
I don't truly imagine that this man is really a heavenly being, but I do believe that he was sent from the Lord as a gift to fill a very empty spot in my heart at this time, and I'm so...grateful.
 
Anyway, hope you don't mind me sharing my sappy  little story with you today.
 
May this wonderful season be merry and bright for you-Kimberly




Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Bathing Beauties

 
 
I just received this new bath photo of my Cutie Patuties, Reece and Brigam.
Don't they look like they are having a blast?
Yep, these adorable little guys are my bathing beauties, for sure!
 
 
Speaking of Bathing Beauties.....
If you have never seen this film, starring Red Skelton and Esther Williams, it is a must.
It is just so hilarious!
Even my children loved it when they were still living at home. In fact my daughter, Emily, would try to immolate the beautiful Esther Williams whenever we went swimming.
You know, I had never thought of Red Skelton as handsome before, but he plays such a sweet and charming role in this movie, that you can't help but fall in love with the guy!
So, if you are looking for a light-hearted Christmas present for someone, Bathing Beauty is definitely a gift to consider.
And "no" I am not getting paid by anyone to tell you this.
 This is just my own personal recommendation.
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As you all know by now, I am back to working full-time so I haven't had a lot of extra time for my favourite pastime-blogging!
I do drop by to check on many of you, but don't usually leave a comment, as I also have limited Internet access now.
Oh, bother!!
But that's just the way it is for now, no wining intended.
I do want to share a few photos I attempted to take last night. It was a gorgeous night sky and I did my best ladies, however it really doesn't do it justice.
But here are the photos anyway.......
 
 
 


 
 
As you can see, we have a pretty heavy hoar frost on our trees right now.
It looks like a Winter Wonderland.
And it feels like it too with -30C here.
 
That's all the news from the Arctic North for now.
Hope this finds you well.
Kimberly
 


Friday, 14 November 2014

Just Droppin By....

 

Hi Friends, I know I said I would be more regular in my posting and I'm trying-I really am!!
 

As you can see we have gotten a little bit of snow here and the lake hasn't frozen over yet, so I wanted to get some shots of the beautiful blue waters to share with you before it turned to ice.
 
 
Now this photo is for my MIL.
I'm sure she loves to see a photo now and then of her sonny boy-Ha!
He seems to look very deep in thought, doesn't he?
I hope he's not thinking about how he can throw me in that lake!!!
No, just kidding.
 I'm sure that thought would never cross his mind.
 
I did get a couple more mittens done this last week, as I have sold two in the gift shop now.
I am waiting now for an Amazon order to arrive with some Aida cloth to start  a cross stitching project I want to do . I can't show it to you because it is going to be a gift for someone who might happen to read this blog post!
It has been many years since I've been interested in doing any cross stitching, but I have found so many beautiful patterns on Pinterest now that I can't resist putting my hand to it again.
If you haven't looked at my Pinterest boards lately you might want to check my new Cross Stitch board out.
 

 
Here is an example of a very cute sewing cross stitch pattern that I've pinned...
 



And how about this beautiful deer pattern?
Now I know you're going to fly over to my board right now because you can't resist it....
The real problem for me is choosing just one, there are so many lovely choices these days.
 
Well, I'm all talked out for now.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Kimberly
 


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

In Remembrance

 
 
Giving thanks for all of the dedicated soldiers of the past and praying for those brave ones serving and sacrificing for us today.


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Repurposed Wool Mittens

  Repurposed Wool Mittens
 
 
I promised I would show you the Repurposed Wool Mittens that I have finally completed, so here they are.....
(Oh my, I just realised my Deer are upside down)
Oh well, a little like me right now!
 

I think I like the underside of my mittens even better than the fronts!
Probably because of the patchwork of fabrics, versus the solid fronts.
Also, as you can see I did a little handiwork on them just to make them a bit unique.
 
 
 
The fourth pair of my repurposed wool mittens sold.
I do have another duplicate pair that I will show you when I finish the lining and cuffs.
They were my favourite pair!
 
What projects have you been working on?
Anything special for Christmas gifts?
I can't tell because someone I'm making a gift for may be reading my blog.
You never know.....
Blessing to you all-Kimberly